Montevideo Bumps Buenos Aires For South America’s Best Quality Of Life

Patrick Archer competitiveness, creative class, culture, global rankings, lifestyle, uruguay

Buenos Aires and Montevideo usually take top honors as the best cities in South America in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living Worldwide City Rankings, and 2014 was no different although Montevideo nudged BA for the top spot. The Mercer Index which is designed to help multinational companies compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments takes into account a wide …

Buenos Aires, Brazil Office Space Among World’s Most Expensive

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Commercial office space in Buenos Aires now ranks among the world’s Top 20 most expensive markets, according to a new study from Jones Lang LaSalle. The analysis, prepared for Brazilian business publication Valor, compared office rents in 98 of the world’s largest metros in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America. The #20 ranking places Buenos Aires ahead of cities …

South America’s Most Livable Cities: Buenos Aires & Montevideo

Patrick Archer competitiveness, foreign investment, global rankings, lifestyle, us companies

While global mergers and acquisitions are based largely on perceived synergies and potential bottom line impact, a very human-oriented discussion typically emerges once the deal is done. Who do we send from the Home Office to manage the new foreign subsidiary? How is the quality of life there vis-a -vis the U.S.? And, of course, what is an appropriate compensation …